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London merchant, co-investor in a single slave-voyage in which he is given as 'C. Pullis', in 1786, and Director of the Bank of England. Little to date has been traced about his business as 'exports merchant', which was in partnership with his son Richard, although it is known that the Pullers were claimants for losses on St Eustatius after Rodney's plunder of it in 1781.
TASTDB voyage no. 82679, of the Mentor, owners C. Pullis, R. Pullis and William Lyttleton as co-owner and captain, London-Gambia-Kingston. The misattribution as 'Pulls' appears to arise in the underlying source material, the Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council Appointed for the Consideration of All Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations (1789), in which among the vessels from which enslaved people were consigned to Alexander Lindo, appears the Mentor with owners given as 'C. and R. Pulllis'; Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, DE/Gp/F14: Indenture of copartnership Between Christopher Puller, Harry Blencowe and Richard Puller in export merchants' business Date: 1768; TNA HCA 42/149.
Bank of England
Member of the Court of Directors 1774-76, 1777-79, 1780-83, 1784-87,...